10 Ways Meeting Planners Can Get Maximum Value from Hired Speakers

10 Ways Meeting Planners Can Get Maximum Value from Hired Speakers

meetings June 29, 2015 By: Dean Savoca

There's pressure for meeting planners to hire great speakers and for speakers to deliver amazing presentations. To make both happen, one experienced speaker offers tips on how planners can get the most from their presenters.

I remember the pressure, as part of event-planning teams, to find and schedule amazing speakers for the national corporate events I was planning. Much of meeting my clients' and event attendees' expectations for the overall event depended on what they heard from the stage or the breakout room. Ironically, I often felt that I had the least amount of control over this area, because I was banking my trust and reputation on someone I really didn't know and—I'll just say it—I wasn't doing the speaking myself! ...